by Angie Pickman
Angie Pickman is a nationally recognized cut paper artist. She combines the art of traditional paper cutting with collage to create award winning, detailed works of art and animations. Angie has a refreshingly unique style and use of color. There’s a childlike honesty and optimistic presence within her art that attracts people to it.
Angie received her master’s degree from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her love of nature and the tranquility of the countryside inspired her to follow the artistic path that she continues today.
“I began cutting paper in 2003 after seeing “The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” a cut paper stop-motion silhouette animation from 1926 by Lotte Reiniger,” Angie explains. “I had always wanted to be an “artist” from a very young age, but it took me a long time to figure out which medium I would find for my life calling. The traditional forms taught in school never felt quite right, but when I saw Reiniger’s work – something clicked.” Today there is a renewed interest in the traditional art of paper cutting worldwide.
Angie exhibits at galleries and art fairs nationally, does illustration, animation and design work, and teaches art classes and workshops. Her work has been featured in Midwest Living and Martha Stewart Living magazines, and her animation work premiered on PBS in the documentary “Daughters of the Forest.” Angie lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
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